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Front brakes

Post by klnwing » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:57 pm



Can over filling the front brake reservoir cause a leak in the front brake system?



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Re: Front brakes

Post by newday777 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:35 pm

klnwing wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:57 pm
Can over filling the front brake reservoir cause a leak in the front brake system?
Just at the master cylinder cap.

If you have a leak on the forks, most likely you have a leaking fork seal. Is the dampness on the fork leg above the seal? Or just below?

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Re: Front brakes

Post by klnwing » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:48 pm

Yes it is apparently leaking at the fork seal. Is that a hard fix?

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Re: Front brakes

Post by newday777 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:13 pm

Depends on your capabilities....
Left side or the right side leaking?



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Re: Front brakes

Post by keithg64 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:44 am

Just like newday777 asked, it depends on your capabilities. And like my dad has said, we can fix that, all you need is time and money.

There is alot of info here to fix that yourself if you choose.
It's not what you buy, it's what you build.

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Re: Front brakes

Post by Asphaltmaniac » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm

Why did you overfill it?

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Re: Front brakes

Post by newday777 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:40 pm

Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Why did you overfill it?
If you read through the replies you'd see he hadn't.

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Re: Front brakes

Post by Asphaltmaniac » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 pm

newday777 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Why did you overfill it?
If you read through the replies you'd see he hadn't.
Yes I did see that. But he did ask about over filling the brake reservoir so Im going to assume it happened.

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Re: Front brakes

Post by newday777 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:10 pm

Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 pm
newday777 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:40 pm
Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Why did you overfill it?
If you read through the replies you'd see he hadn't.
Yes I did see that. But he did ask about over filling the brake reservoir so Im going to assume it happened.
Ya know what happens when you assume.....

Yes he mistakenly thought he 'might' have and thus the original question regarding overfilling if it would leak at the caliper ....but notice he realized after further investigation it wasn't brake fluid.

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Re: Front brakes

Post by Asphaltmaniac » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:15 am

newday777 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:54 pm
newday777 wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:40 pm

If you read through the replies you'd see he hadn't.
Yes I did see that. But he did ask about over filling the brake reservoir so Im going to assume it happened.
Ya know what happens when you assume.....

Yes he mistakenly thought he 'might' have and thus the original question regarding overfilling if it would leak at the caliper ....but notice he realized after further investigation it wasn't brake fluid.
Oh I don't know, he didn't say might of at the beginning. And besides dont you think the fr brake master cyl is sorta far away from the forks.
I'm thinking he must of been adding brake fluid with one of those super squirt water guns? ha! :lol:

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Re: Front brakes

Post by paulr » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:37 am

klnwing wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:48 pm
Yes it is apparently leaking at the fork seal. Is that a hard fix?
I had the forks seals leaking on my VTX1800 and one on the Goldwing was just starting to leak a little...I came across a handy tool known as a "Seal Buddy/Mate",i watched a Demo on E-Bay and made one myself from a plastic bottle,removed the dust seals..carefully...and used the tool as instructed on the video to remove any grit etc,did it work??..Yes it did,on both bikes,never leaked again...


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fork-Seal-cl ... SwCDxd5Du9



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